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Everyone searches, everyone finds: moral discourse and resource use in an Indonesian Muslim Community

Winn, Phillip


In the Banda Islands, understandings of tanah (land/earth) draw on a vision of emplaced moral order linked to idealised forms of sociality. Islam provides a fundamental idiom through which these are envisaged by local Muslims. The everyday rigours seen as a concomitant with being Muslim provide a means through which a population of in-migrants is able to actively engage the spirits of autochthonous founder-figures as the ontological 'source' of locality. This has implications for conceiving the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Oceania


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